The sale makes way for a public high school and funds for the long-term needs of our growing Church.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Diocese of Charlotte has agreed to sell 73 acres of surplus property at North Community House and Johnston roads to Woodfield Development, and we’re pleased the land will benefit the community.
We bought the land in 1991 as a possible home for a new school or parish, anticipating future growth of the Church in the Charlotte area. Over time, it became unnecessary to build at this location considering the success of nearby St. Matthew Parish and Charlotte Catholic High School. So last year, following a strategic planning analysis, we agreed to sell the land to Woodfield and have since worked closely with the development company to accommodate its plan to sell a portion of the land to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for a public high school.
Neither sale will affect our arrangement with the British International School of Charlotte, which will continue to lease 11 acres the diocese retains at this location.
Proceeds from the sale of our property, approved by the Vatican for funding capital acquisition and improvements as well as long-term investments, will go toward securing land to accommodate growth of the Church in western North Carolina, improving facilities, and establishing an endowment to provide ongoing support for our expanding vocations program.
The Charlotte diocese includes 92 parishes and missions, 19 schools and 515,000 Catholics across 46 counties in the western half of North Carolina.